London Conservation Summit shares positive stories to combat negativity

Trying to combat huge challenges facing our planet is a big ask, so the conservation summit in London have shared the stories of conservation success. The Conservation Optimist Summit was born in response to the fact that in 40 years, over the half of the world's wildlife has disappeared.  The University of Oxford's Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation …

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Cheerios Giving Out Thousands of Free Seeds to Help Save the Bees

Bees are amazing insects, not only providing us with honey and beeswax but also providing a vital ecosystem service through pollination.  So what's the story on bees? There are about 20,000 known species of bee in the world today. Many more likely await discovery, yet the current global figure equates to the roughly the combined …

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The Baby’s MRI

Doctors in Sheffield are testing a tiny neonatal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner to improve diagnostic accuracy in paediatric brain scans. The 'miniature' scanner being pioneered at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, which is one of only two in the world, is part of a two-year research project into the feasibility and benefits of scanning babies …

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Lung Cancer Survival rates improve

Cancer. The six letter long, most feared medical condition known to human civilisation. 8 million people worldwide receive this fearful diagnosis each year. As for lung cancer, it is the most common form of cancer worldwide, affecting 1.5 million people each year. Prognosis is not good, as of those who are diagnosed, 1.3 million each …

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Work-Life balance: Resetting the scales

Is the tide changing for the overworked? Being overworked is a problem for many households throughout the world.  Not only is a daily commute of two hours or more a reality for 3.7 million workers in the UK, according to the Trades Union Congress, but new research suggests some of us even work in our …

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Run for your Bun: The cafe which gives free food if you exercise

As a way of encouraging office workers to break their sedentary work routine, this café is now accepting exercise as payment for healthy meals. The Run For Your Bun Café inside the David Lloyd Club in London, England, lets participants complete a six-minute intensive micro workout in exchange for a free meal off of their menu. The …

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